Green Pool Clean Up
Is your swimming pool turning green or cloudy, or do you have other signs of algae (yellow, black or pink spots) or some other swimming pool issue?
If so, acting quickly is important. Getting rid of an algae problem and keeping it gone can be a challenge. The sooner you intervene, the better.
Don’t despair, even if your green swimming pool resembles a duck pond, we can likely get it cleaned up in just a few days.
What Is Algae?
Algae are single or multi-cellular organisms. They are technically not plants even though they photosynthesize like plants. Algae can be green, yellow or black.
Algae itself is not dangerous, however if algae is living in your swimming pool, it’s a good indication that other harmful organisms such as bacteria and viruses, may also be able to survive and grow and that’s bad (plus, a green swimming pool just looks gross).
Algae lives everywhere, including around your swimming pool, on your lanai and probably even on your swimming pool floats and toys.
Here in Florida, when temperatures rise in the spring and summer we get calls from swimming pool owners whose swimming pools are turning green. All winter, they (or their pool guy) have been able to look after the swimming pool with no problems. Suddenly the swimming pool is turning green and they can’t seem to get a handle on it.
Given ideal conditions, algae can actually double every 20 minutes, so even if the conditions in your swimming pool aren’t exactly “ideal” (from algae’s point of view), you can still end up with a green swimming pool pretty quickly.
Why Did My Swimming Pool Turn Green?
Equipment failures can very quickly lead to a green swimming pool. If you have a clogged filter or a problem with your swimming pool’s circulation system, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible.
Vacant homes or those whose swimming pools have been neglected for a while often have green swimming pools.
Other times, even swimming pools that have been well cared for can suddenly start to turn green. This is more likely to happen if your filter is on the smaller side (we see undersized filters a lot), when swimming pool pumps are on for an insufficient amount of time (you should plan to turn over your entire swimming pool twice each day – click here for a calculator), or when your swimming pool equipment or pool surface starts to age.
How Much Will It Cost To Clean Up?
The cost for cleaning up a green swimming pool can vary and we’ll probably need to speak to you and ask you some questions before we give you a quote. This can usually be done over the phone in just a few minutes.
Cleaning up a green swimming pool involves multiple visits over the course of a week or two. Usually we can have your swimming pool looking great in just a few days. We’ll need to really ramp up your swimming pool chemical concentrations, brush and vacuum your swimming pool several times and clean your filter diligently every day or two until the algae is dead and removed. You’ll need to wait until the chlorine concentrations are back within a safe swimming range before you can use the swimming pool again.
Will You Need To Drain The Swimming Pool?
No, it’s not usually necessary to drain a green swimming pool in order to restore it back to its former glory. If the swimming pool has been green for a long time, or if there are other problems that have caused staining on the swimming pool surface, it may be necessary to drain the swimming pool to remove the stains, but even in those cases, there are usually other things we can try first.
If your green swimming pool is giving you the blues, give us a call and let us make it right. We’ll get you back in the swimming pool sipping umbrella drinks in no time.
"Thank you Patrick for your accommodation. It is a great relief to me to know our pool is consistently maintained and we appreciate your attention to detail. It was a great surprise that you were able to come back the same week for a second visit to help us with our unexpected issue. Highly Recommend PPH for their reliability and flexibility."Shambles| 10/2019 | Dunedin, Florida
"I recently purchased a house that had a pool in it. I was told by my realtor it was managed by PPH and I should continue to use them. I told her that I can take care of my own pool its not that difficult. Fast forward 3 months later, PPH is now managing my pool again and my wife let me back in the house. Thank you PPH for saving my pool, my sanity, and my marriage. Happy Wife - Happy Life."Walter Green | 02/2020 | Clearwater, Florida
"....finally! I was feeling exasperated by the lack of quality service until I met Patrick to service my pool. He is very detail oriented and cares about the work done. I would highly recommend PPH Pool Services!"Lara Hein| 02/2020 | Holiday, Florida
"The other day I was out enjoying my pool. I noticed it was especially clear and clear with no chlorine like smell. I asked my husband what happened. He told me he had switch to PPH pool services. The difference from our previous cleaners was significant. I felt compelled to leave a review. Thanks Patrick and the crew at PPH."Sally gerard | 03/2020 | Safety Harbor, Florida
"I never trusted anyone to do a better job than myself cleaning my pool until I came across pph pool services. I will never let anyone else clean my pool. They do the best job and are on top of it right away. Best pool cleaning service ever!"Isabella copper | 09/2019 | Westchase, Florida
"Great company!! Patrick and Karen truly take pride in their pool service and go to great lengths to make sure the customer is happy. Patrick has trouble-shooter multiple issues with our pool and made sure every one of them was resolved. He responds to questions or concerns immediately and has often checked in between cleanings to make sure everything is running properly. Totally recommend!!"Liz Waters | 07/2019 | Safety Harbor, Florida
"I would highly recommend PPH Pool Services. They are very professional, caring and helpful. We aren't at our house full time yet and when their technician noticed one day the water level was down due to no rain and evaporation, Patrick went over to the house to run the hose and bring water level up. I didn't have to contact a neighbor to do it. We are very pleased with PPH. They service the pool weekly."Helen Hildebrand| 08/2019 | Palm Harbor, Florida
"It took me a long time to finally find a pool cleaning service that actually did the job right the first time! Pph did a great job making my pool sparkling clean. I can finally swim a few laps in it without turning my skin green!"Mellisa Allen | 03/2020 | Oldsmar, Florida
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